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Niepoort Redoma Reserva Branco, Douro, Portugal

Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Rabigato, Codega, Donzelinho, Viosinho and Arinto.

Average Price $40 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety

Portuguese white wines have traditionally been made from all manner of complex blends, comprising numerous indigenous varieties with myriad regional synonyms. The precise identity of the varieties – and the proportions they represent in the final blend – may not be known even to the winemakers themselves.

Because Portugal's wine industry has adopted regulation and legally enforced controls in the past few decades, tradition still has a strong influence on how wines are made and how vineyards are managed. Tradition, here, means co-planted varieties and field blends (wines made from whatever combination of varieties happens to occur in the source vineyard). So, while the New World wine regions were proudly leading the charge towards ...more


Region
  • The Douro region of northern Portugal is the home of Port. It takes its name from the Douro river, which flows east to west from the Spanish border to Oporto, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. Though Douro is best known for its fortified wines, total production here is fairly evenly split between port and table (non-fortified) wines.

    The area divides into three sub-regions, each expressing different aspects of Douro’s hot continental climate. Starting at the Spanish border is the arid Douro Superior. This emerging sub-region is covered in terraced vineyards and takes up about 20% of available vineyard land in Douro.

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  • Portugal has undergone something of a wine revolution in the past couple of decades, updating its winemaking technologies, styles and attitudes. This archetypal Old World country has long been famous for little more than its fortified wines (Port and Madeira) and tart, light ...more


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